Europe. France. Oligocene-Miocene of the Aquitaine Basin

Oligocene to Miocene

Molluscan faunas of the Aquitaine Basin, Oligocene Rupelian (Dep. Landes), Chattian (Dep. Landes) and Miocene Aquitanian, Burdigalian, Langhian and Serravallian are documented from the southwest of France. Janssen (1985) summarised the Eocene, Oligocene and Miocene collecting sites accessible at that time, whereas Cahuzac & Janssen (2010) listed all relevant collected localities. 

Stratigraphy of the Aquitaine Basin with collecting localities (after Odin, 1994, with additions)
 
Neogene Pliocene Piacenzian  
Zanclean  
Miocene Messinian  
Tortonian  
Serravallian

Salles

Paren

Langhian

Saubrigues

Manciet

Burdigalian

Mérignac

Léognan (Le Coquillat; stratotype)

Saucats

​St-Jean-de Marsacq

​St-Martin-de-Hinx

St-Paul-les-Dax (Cabanes)

Mimbaste

​Saucats (Peloua)

Aquitanian

Melhan (Vives)

Corbleau (M. de Carro)

St-Avit, Léogéats

Uzeste (Gamachot)

Lucbardez-&-Bargues

Saucats (Lariey). The gastropod fauna of this classic site was documented by Lozouet et al. (2001).

Martillac (Breyra)

St.-Martin-d'Oney

Paleogenee Oligocene Chattian

St-Etienne-d'Orthe (Eglise, Verdun, Hondelatte, Lestelle)

Peyrehorade (Peyrere)

St-Paul-les-Dax (Falaise, Estoti, Abesse, Bezove B, Lestrilles)

Pontonx (Mineur)

Rupelian Gaas (Espibos, Lagouarde)

The Oligocene of the Paris Basin (Eure-et-Loir, Essonne) also contains a small number of olivids.

The Loire Basin Oligocene (Bretagne) and Miocene (Langhian, Serravalian) is documented as well.

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